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Alexander Thomas

Alexander Thomas, one of 75 convicts transported on the Scindian, 27 February 1850

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Alexander Thomas
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1828
Occupation: Turner and filer
Date of Death: 7th November, 1894
Age: 66 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 55 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Manslaughter
Convicted at: Glamorgan. Swansea Assizes
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Scindian
Departure date: 27th February, 1850
Arrival date: 1st June, 1850
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 76 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/16, Page Number 176 The Perth Gazette and Independent Journal of Politics and News 1850 Jul 26 p/4: List of convicts per Scindian given Ticket of Leave
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Michael Thomas on 30th November, 2020 wrote:

5” 9’ Tall
Blue Eyes
Light Brown Hair
Medium Build
Sharp Features

D Wong on 30th November, 2020 wrote:

Cardiff and Merthyr Guardian, Glamorgan, Monmouth, and Brecon Gazette Glamorgan, Wales
4 Mar 1848

THE MURDER IN WHITMORE LANE, CARDIFF
John Griffiths, alias Swansea Jack, aged 20, boat- man, Alexander Thomas, alias Alec the Devil, aged 19, boatman, Maria, Meyrick, aged 23, singlewoman, and Bridget Kelly, aged 23, singlewoman, were charged with having, at Cardiff, on Saturday night, October 30th, feloniously, wilfully, and of their malice aforethought, killed and murdered one William Morrison.  And James Jones, aged 18, boatman, Alfred Burrows, aged 22, boatman, and Mary Williams, aged 24 single woman, were charged having aided and abetted in the commission of the murder.

No ship found for John Griffiths.
Maria Meyrick arrived VDL per ‘Anna Maria’ 1852.
Bridget Kelly arrived VDL per ‘Aurora’ 1851.

https://fremantleprison.com.au/history-heritage/history/convict-database/
Alexander Thomas:
Date of Birth: 1828
Date of Death: 1903 (**Date of death seems to be that of his son Alexander**)
Marital Status: Unmarried
Occupation: Turner
Literacy: Semiliterate
Sentence Date: 26 Feb 1848
Sentence Place: Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales
Crime: Manslaughter
Sentence Period: 15 years
Ticket Leave Date: 29 May 1851
Conditional Pardon Date: 25 Aug 1860

Alexander was 5’9½” tall, light brown hair, hazel eyes, fair, tanned complexion, middling stout, Alex. Thomas, a woman with rose in hand, T.T. 17. HEHC. M.D.E.J., tree anchor, A 25, 1847., anchor, two rings on fingers__all on right arm and hand. a cross and fish, and STMN, an anchor and sun on back of left hand, two small scars in outer corner of both eyes.

10/8/1854: Married Louisa Caporn (1838-27/3/1910)
Children:
1854: William Alexander
1859: John Morgan
1861: James Loufsa
1863: Agnes
1865: Rebecca
1867: Alexander
1869: Anne Esther

Employed at Pt. WaIter where rheir home was situated, farmer & pioneer at Champion Bay, then to Roebourne with McKenzie Grant.
His widow went to White Gum Valley.
Employed 6 TOL men at Pt. WaIter on occasions 1864- 1872 & a TOL carpenter at Geraldton 1878-1881.

7/11/1894: Alexander Thomas died at Roebourne, Western Australia, aged 72.

Convict Changes History

Ross Howat on 31st March, 2018 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/16, Page Number 176 The Perth Gazette and Independent Journal of Politics and News 1850 Jul 26 p/4: List of convicts per Scindian given Ticket of Leave (prev. Austr

Michael Thomas on 30th November, 2020 made the following changes:

date of death: 1903 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

Michael Thomas on 30th November, 2020 made the following changes:

date of death: 1903 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

D Wong on 30th November, 2020 made the following changes:

date of death: 7th November, 1894 (prev. 1903)

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